Elizabeth & Clarke Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Fall 2017


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It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

Elizabeth & Clarke is a women’s clothing subscription box all about polished, cute tops. They began with the mission of perfecting and extrapolating on the idea of the plain white shirt—though you’ll now find pops of classic colors in their designs, the company is still dedicated to creating stylish essentials that are versatile, high-quality, and affordable.

It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box! It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

Elizabeth & Clarke only designs a limited amount of new tees, blouses, sweaters, and tops each season, so they are able to keep the prices very reasonable. Each season, you get to preview the tops and pick your favorites. There are usually three new tops and a few classic styles that return from collection to collection. They also offer an “Unstainable” collection, which is just what it sounds like—crisp, white tops made specifically to resist stains from all sorts of spills (including wine)!

Each season, you can pick the tops you’d like to receive, or leave it up to the folks at Elizabeth & Clarke to decide for you. If a size or style isn’t quite right, you can always exchange or return the item. Returns and exchanges are free in the U.S.

It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

Elizabeth & Clarke sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

The Subscription Box: Elizabeth & Clarke

The Cost: $60 for one shirt, $100 for two shirts ($50 per shirt), or $120 for three shirts ($40 per shirt), which are delivered once a season (once every three months). Shipping, returns, and exchanges are free in the U.S.

Use coupon code CMSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: Essential, versatile shirts, sweaters, blouses, and other tops with on-trend silhouettes and detailing (many of which are stain resistant and even machine washable). Available in sizes 00-18. 

Ships to: Free shipping, returns, and exchanges in the U.S. Shipping to Canada is $15, and international shipping incurs a $25 shipping surcharge.

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It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box! It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box! It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

Here’s the information that came with my Elizabeth & Clarke Fall 2017 box. My first Elizabeth & Clarke box was filled with crisp white blouses, but this month, color is back on the menu, as are knits! I like that the boundaries of what qualifies as “office wear” are expanding beyond the realm of pencil skirts and blazers. The separates that come in this subscription box are a little less conventional than typical department store blouses, but they aren’t so edgy that they’d look out of place in the boardroom. I was really happy with the personality-packed details of the summer box (asymmetrical accents, cute silhouettes, etc.), and I’m excited to try this month’s roundup!

I got a Bright Cellars offer, too! Yay wine!

It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

Here’s the first “look” I put together with two of the tops in the box. Just as an FYI, I’m usually between a size 6-8 (so, medium, basically) on top and a 36B. I’ve got relatively broad shoulders and hips to match, which can impact how things fit (especially at the hem). I’m also just 5′ 3″ if that helps you understand where and how things fall on me.

It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box! It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

Sloane Cardigan, Size 6

Let’s start with this cardigan. I thought it was interesting that they included a third piece (the fancy fashion word for something that isn’t an essential part of the outfit, like a top or pants might be) in the box. This ribbed cardigan has a good amount of stretch to it. It’s 80% Viscose and 20% Nylon. It’s not the snuggliest sweater, but it’s the kind of thing I could toss on during those cold fall days before the office heating system catches up to the weather. I tend to like bigger cardigans that I can cuddle up into, rather than more “tailored” cardigans like this one, but its open cut and angular edges look a bit more professional than a longer, looser cardi might.

It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

Davis Top, Size 6

Here’s the look without the cardigan. I think I like it better, though it is a little chillier, haha! This top is made with a water-, oil-, and stain-repellant Ponte de Roma shell and a sweat-proof Cupro lining. The shell fabric is a stiff knit—it reminds me of some types of stretch denim. I dig where the shoulders of this top hit my shoulders. Like, they actually line up. For me, that is super rare. I’m used to tops ending about an inch short of this sweet spot so that my arms feel like they’re busting out of the top rather than fitting in comfortably.

It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box! It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

I like the waistline it creates, and I really love the diagonally angled peplum pleats! That’s such a subtle, somewhat edgy detail. (Very me.) The color is surprisingly flattering, too. I usually shy away from reds, but this fall color seems to have a cooler, brick-like tone rather than a berry pink note. That makes it way more flattering to my skin tone. Love it!

One thing I will say is that this top takes forever to steam. I think that’s a nod to just how sturdy the fabric is. But prepare to set aside some serious time with your steamer once you pull this top out of the box, haha!

It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

Florence Sweater, Size 6

Now, this sweater is cuddly! It’s a looser knit that’s 85% Acrylic and 15% Nylon. It’s not super hefty, but it is enough to keep me warm in a cold office. It does feel somewhat slouchy after trying on the other two very structured pieces. But I did notice that the fit changes somewhat when you… dum-dum-da-daaaaaaa!

It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

Unzip the zippers! On one hand, this has a little bit of a loin-cloth vibe to it, but on the other hand, it does help this sweater lay way nicer, especially around the back.

It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box! It's office wear made easy! See the looks in the Fall Elizabeth & Clarke fashion subscription box!

The info card depicts this sweater worn on top of a collared shirt, which I like. I feel like that’s an easy way to add some extra polish to this piece. That said, I could also see wearing this with a nice skirt and some kitten heels to amp it up a bit.

Verdict: I was really happy with this Elizabeth & Clarke shipment! It had a distinctly different vibe than the all-white, super crisp collection I got in summer, which I liked. Variety is the spice of life, right? At $40 per piece, this is a slightly pricier investment. But that’s the benefit, too—these are investment pieces that are super long lasting. I like that everything seems machine washable, and the stain-resistant part is really nice. The previous pieces I’ve gotten have also held up beautifully, wash after wash. Long story short, I’m really happy with this subscription so far!

What do you think about these Fall 2017 picks from Elizabeth & Clarke?

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

Posted in Clothing Subscription Boxes, Elizabeth and Clarke, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: elizabeth and clarke | 17 comments

17 Comments

  1. Just got my box and the quality is fabulous. It’s difficult to find clothes that are this structured, sturdy, and professional in this price range.

    The thing I love about this company is the classic, modern vibe, which is so hard to find nowadays in a world full of tunics and leggings. I skipped the winter box because the items looked a bit slouchier than usual, but I’ll probably cave and get the black piece anyway. I’ve also sampled from the archives a bit, and love some of those past pieces.

    • 100% this! I search malls, targets, department stores for professional work wear and it’s SO hard. I wish there wasn’t a huge hole in the market. Even the best express coupon gets you a $50 shirt and the styles don’t seem as fresh. I’ve searched Nordstrom where prices range from $75-125 /shirt for work wear. MM Lafleur boasts filling the gap in market but sells shirts $125-200. I’m tired of passing H&M tshirts off as work wear or only finding sleeveless blouses. Granted this month is similar to my wardrobe of sleeveless blouses and cardigans but I like how much structured this cardigan is. But the short sleeve styles really attracted me to this brand. If anyone has work wear clothing reccs at a $20 price point please share I’m struggling! Lol. I do think their price point is still below market.

      • Glad you agree! And yes, the cap and short sleeve styles are nice, though what really attracts me are the fitted details, including fitted shoulders and waists. And yes! about Express, which rarely offers fresh twists on work styles and so much of it is too sheer to be work appropriate. E&C is a great solution.

    • I am LOVING reading everyone’s thoughtful comments about their E&C experiences! Thank you so much for sharing! I do agree that these are pricier tops than what I’d typically buy, but if the pieces are your style, I’d say it’s worth it at LEAST for the Unstainable collection. I’m a little skeptical about how well the sweater will hold up, but I’m legitimately shocked by how easy the Unstainable pieces are to wear and more importantly, to care for. They’re crisp and professional, yet comfortable and super high quality. It’s a shame it’s not less expensive, but I feel like it’s still a great value for the price point!

      Thank you all for commenting! Keep goin’ – it’s so interesting hearing everyone’s take! (I’d love to know how you all style these separates, too!)

  2. Did I miss the coupon for this review?

    • Oops! Sorry! I’ll add it now. Use coupon code CMSA10 to save 10% off your first box!

  3. I have subbed for more than 3 years and this is the first box I skipped. Love the burgundy top but was not paying $60 for one shirt. Do not need $40 acrylic sweaters.

  4. I remember the days when I could afford this sub. I would not mind paying the price that it has now is the fitting worked for me. The pieces I have from them I have wash them for two years and they still look great.

    My issue is than Im a 34-H in a 5’3 frame so whichever blouse that fits my torso is super long. Therefore I can only make work shirts that can be worn tuck in. I did not mind paying $20 per shirt because I take them to the seamstress for altering but whith the new price I dont have budget for the seamstress.

  5. I love Elizabeth and Clarke and subscribed for a few seasons before the pricing changed. When the price went up, i simultaneously didn’t love anything in the collection so I unsubscribed. That said,the three basic white shirts I bought are among my favorites in my closet- so flattering and well made. I really like the winter collection but didn’t want to pay the high price tag. A quick google search, though, found a groupon! The three shirt collection is available for $75, plus the coupon fall20 brought it down to $60. So I just got the new collection for the old price!

    • I always find good deals on there too. I don’t think they advertise them on this site for some reason.

    • Thanks for the tip about Groupon! I went and got this, too and am so excited for the winter box!!! The Collins is adorable and the black shirt is right up my alley. My third pick was the Liz Lemon shirt. I have one I swapped for months ago and have washed and worn it a ton. Clearly I need a back up!!! Really appreciate you sharing about Groupon!!!

    • I saw that too, but it said new clients only, with a link to their terms and conditions

      Deal Vouchers/Other Discount Codes: We allow ONE (1) discount to be used per person or household during your entire lifetime. If you create multiple accounts in order to redeem multiple discount codes, we will cancel all of your accounts, merchandise credits, and shipments immediately. As an active subscriber, you are entitled to up to a 33% discount off the retail price of $60 on every shirt, every season. Our shirts are priced very competitively, and we do not allow more than one (1) additional discount because of this. In addition, you WILL BE automatically signed-up for a subscription when you redeem a discount voucher or code, but you may cancel anytime. Any remaining balance after your first purchase will continue to rollover until depleted. Some daily deal vouchers expire. Please check your voucher for the expiry date.

      We may refuse to provide such discounts for any reason including, but not limited to, fraud, mistake on the part of our publication of information, actual or expected financial hardship, sale of all or part of our business, a run on the banks that’s totally George Bailey’s fault, or any other reason.

  6. My original comment may have been blocked because of the link…BUT…Groupon has this sub on sale! 🙂

  7. I like the cardigan and blouse but for those prices I would need sizing that doesn’t just work for those between 5’3″ and 5’8″. If they ever add petite sizing I might consider this subscription – I’d really love some unstainable clothing!

  8. I love this box so much but just cannot get behind it after the price gouge. I get what they were doing but doubling the prices was just more than I can handled. If it had gone to $90 for three shirts, I would have stayed.

    All that to be said, I really love the tops from this season!

  9. LOL, loin cloth! great detailed review.

  10. Finally a clothing sub box with things I want to wear. I’m actually considering this.

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